A Mountain View resident, she died Nov. 13 at Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center in Mountain View. She was 92 years old.
She was born Oct. 16, 1921 in Faulkton, S.D., the first of five children born to Henry and Marie (Meier) Meyer. She grew up on their farm with her three sisters and brother.
In December 1944, she married Daryl Benning, her husband for 59 years until his death in 2003. Before her marriage, she attended business college and held several accounting and administrative positions. She worked beside her husband as bookkeeper in their appliance and air conditioning business.
After their retirement, the couple moved to Mountain View to be closer to their daughters. Family members said she will be remembered for her sense of humor, her sharp wit, and her "feisty" personality.
She is survived by her daughters Linda Rogers and Caryl Benning; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She preceded in death by her three sisters, Betty Lou Ewan, Dorothy Babcock, and Theresa Thorman; and her brother, Vincent Meyer.
Following the funeral Mass, interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. A reception will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St., Mountain View. There is an online guest book at www.cusimanocolonial.com.
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